John Gaadt

John Gaadt

John M. Gaadt, AICP is an environmental and land use planning consultant with 30+ years of professional experience. Currently he heads Gaadt Perspectives, LLC, a successful consulting practice located in Chadds Ford, PA. Prior to starting his own firm, John served as a project manager for the Brandywine Conservancy’s Environmental Management Center (Chadds Ford, PA) and was the Assistant Chief of County Planning for the Montgomery County Planning Commission (Norristown, PA).

John served on TLC’s board for nearly 10 years and helped facilitate a number of TLC’s early conservation easements. He continues to work with TLC in the monitoring of its conservation easements and fee properties as well as assisting with environmental guidance as needed.

John has written extensively on environmental and land use issues and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and workshops. He is licensed through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and maintains memberships in the American Planning Association (APA), the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), the American Planning Association – Pennsylvania Chapter, and the American Planning Association – Delaware Chapter.
John has a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in Environmental Planning and a Bachelors degree from West Virginia University in Geography, Planning and Energy Resources. He has two children and enjoys traveling, performing music, biking, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, books and film.


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